Temperature anomalies associated with ENSO

These are stills taken from an animation by Phaedra Green at Florida State University's Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies. The anomalies were created from 40 years of data. The data were seperated as occuring during an El Niño year, a La Niña year, or a neutral year. The data within these three catagories were then averaged, and the differences between the El Niño (La Niña) and neutral average were taken for each station. The pictures deplict an average temperature anomaly field during a a La Niña or El Niño.